Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the amazing run director Denis Villeneuve is on. He showed the world that Jake Gyllenhaal can go dark with Prisoners and Enemy, Sicario was one of the best films of 2015 and next year, Villeneuve has the long-awaited Blade Runner sequel hitting theaters. For now, we’ll have to make do
SICARIO is one of the year’s grittiest — and best — films.
Enemy, a loose adaptation (operative word being “loose”) of Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago’s (“Blindness,” “The Gospel According to Jesus Christ,” “Baltasar and Blimunda”) bestselling 2002 novel, “The Double,” marks the second collaboration between French-Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) and Jake Gyllenhaal. Their first collaboration, Prisoners (actually produced first, but released
Perhaps the most notable news of the week came on Monday, when The Weinstein Co. announced that Grace of Monaco will debut in theaters next year. Originally planned for release on Nov. 27, the Nicole Kidman-led biopic needs more time for completion and will hit theaters next spring as a
Prisoners is one of the most intense and suspenseful films I have seen this year. You know that Oscar season is getting close when the quality films roll into theaters week in and week out. Prisoners is one such film because of powerful performances and a story ripped from the
As if it needed another boost, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won the Toronto International Film Festival’s audience award. The runners-up were Stephen Frears’ Philomena and Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners. Expect the latter to be the big ticket this weekend as its only new competition comes in the form of
The Telluride Film Festival came to a close on Monday. Of course, the festival didn’t end without showcasing a number of potential Oscar contenders. Films like J.C. Chandor’s All is Lost, the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, and Alexander Payne’s Nebraska already played at Cannes; the stateside premieres led to